- Thursday 05 November 2015
Witness the rapid fire footwork of a dancer, the intricate rhythms of the musicians and the voice that brings them together - this is flamenco at its very best.
Join El Camino Flamenco, along with internationally renowned guitarist Andrew Veivers, at Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre on Sunday, November 22 at 3pm.
In this production, El Camino Flamenco, Arte Flamenco Dance Group will take you on a journey which will explore the many powerful and unforgettable faces of Flamenco.
You will experiencie a raw, uncompromising, wonderfully uplifting spectacle where artists reveal a piece of their soul in every stanza, connecting us emotionally with Gypsy origins.
A musical banquet, El Camino Flamenco combines all the wonderful elements of Flamenco: dance, guitar, singing and explosive percussion - bringing you a feast for the senses.
El Camino Flamenco features acclaimed guitarists Andrew Veivers and Antonio Miguel and the percussion virtuosity of world musician Jalberto Maldonado.
Bailaora Yioda Wilson comes from a strong background in flamenco, working as principal dancer in productions such as Carmen, Torrero and Bodas de Sangre. Her recent engagements with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have inspired a wonderful castanet piece that will be showcased in El Camino Flamenco.
Combine this with the brilliant students of Sunshine Coast-based Arte Flamenco Dance School and guest appearances from Sydney based flamenco artists and this will surely be a night to remember.
Infusing Spanish folklore with sounds from the Levan, North Africa and India, flamenco music was popularised in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in western Andalucia. One of its hotbeds was Seville’s working class district of Triana, a bastion of Andalucia’s Roma people who sang evocatively about their lives and struggles in solemn but sensuous laments. And with UNESCO listing flamenco as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ in 2010, this is a rare opportunity to experience it right here on the Sunshine Coast and get a glimpse of flamenco’s unsettled, passionate soul.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for concession and $16 for children up to the age of 12. To avoid disappointment book now by calling the Lake Kawana Community Centre box office on 5413 1400 or online at www.scvenuesandevents.com.au. Doors open at 2.30pm.
Lake Kawana Community Centre is located at 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina and offers car parking in close proximity to the venue.